Article Archive

The Saudi-UAE Alliance is the Most Dangerous Force in the Middle East Today

The latest: they are bombing a port that accounts for 80 percent of the food and aid trickling into starving Yemen.

June 13, 2018

Poland Wants an American Garrison: Let Germany Do It!

Before taking office Trump seemed to understand that European free-riding was counterproductive. What about now?

June 7, 2018

Do These Guys Prefer War With North Korea?

John Bolton and Lindsey Graham are saber-rattling as though armed conflict is the only way.

May 31, 2018

Is It Time to Carve Turkey Out of NATO?

Erdogan’s increasingly authoritarian rule and divergent interests are proving a huge problem.

May 24, 2018

Don’t Downplay the Détente Between the Koreas

Cynics miss that there is real promise for peace on the Korean Peninsula.

May 2, 2018

When Allies Should Just Shut Up

America’s “friends” are taking credit for the strike on Syria—to which they contributed very little, if anything at all.

April 24, 2018

Trump Surrenders to the Foreign Policy Blob

The choice between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton has turned out to be no choice at all.

April 12, 2018

Washington Throws the Kurds Under the Bus, Again

And raises the question of why we ever made a post-ISIS commitment to them in the first place.

March 20, 2018

Landmines on the Road to the Trump-Kim Summit

The president’s temperament is first among them. Is it possible the meeting might never take place?

March 12, 2018

The Angela Merkel Era is Coming to an End

Germany’s chancellor knows her fourth term will be her last—and her potential successors are already jockeying for position.

March 9, 2018

Trump is Enabling Brutal Repression in Bahrain

Washington’s tolerance for such dictatorships undermines its criticism of Iran and other authoritarian governments.

February 28, 2018

Perhaps It’s Time For South Korea To Go Nuclear

Building their own arsenal could prove less costly than the complicated U.S. relationship.

February 14, 2018

The Dangers of Cartel Government

As Germany’s main parties mull another suffocating grand coalition, the populist right is steadily gaining ground.

February 7, 2018

America is Bankrupt and Republicans Couldn’t Care Less

These poseurs of fiscal responsibility are about to drive up debt to its highest levels since World War II.

January 19, 2018

A Modest Proposal for Regime Change in North Korea

Featuring all the magical thinking that you’ve come to expect from the foreign policy establishment.

January 9, 2018

Nikki Haley: The Bold Scold of the Trump Administration

Carrying on the tradition of hubris and hypocrisy of every other modern U.N. ambassador.

December 27, 2017

War With North Korea Appears More Imminent Than Ever

Provocative U.S. military exercises in Northeast Asia aren’t helping.

December 14, 2017

Trashing the Conventional Wisdom on North Korea

Three steps toward solving the current crisis.

August 16, 2017

Let Americans Go to North Korea

Isolating a weak regime won’t bring peace.

July 19, 2017

When Fake Countries Go to War

The Persian Gulf is full of expats, foreign workers, and fat cats.

July 4, 2017